Professor Adam Crawford co-authors report which showcases civic links between University and Council

The power of research at the University of Leeds in supporting the important work of Leeds City Council has been highlighted, thanks to a new report led by the Leeds Social Sciences Institute.

Professor Adam Crawford, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Dr Nicola Carroll, Post-doctoral Research Assistant at Leeds Social Sciences Institute, co-authored the report “Unlocking the Potential of Civic Collaboration”. 

Academics at the Leeds Social Sciences Institute undertook a review of research collaborations between the University and Council, to understand how the two institutions might work more closely than ever. The new report surveyed both University and Council employees on the breadth and depth of existing partnerships, the benefits of collaboration, and asked them to identify factors that help and hinder successful collaboration between the two organisations.

Work is now ongoing to implement the recommendations made in the report. This includes the call for a joint research-policy collaboration strategy, which would see both organisations commit to working together on shared priorities including Covid-19 recovery, climate change, transport, inclusive growth and more.

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